Travel Safety And Security News

Child safety tips for family vacation

Child safety tips for family vacation

18th Jul 2014 Press Release Tourism News Organisations & Operators

Summertime is a key time for family getaways. Whether for the whole summer or just for a weekend, spending time away from home can provide unforgettable memories. When settling into your temporary living space, whether it’s a summer home, hotel or rental, dangers exists that parents need to be aware of.

Top consultant stokes body scanner cancer fears

Top consultant stokes body scanner cancer fears

2nd Jul 2011 Airline News

A leading hospital consultant has refused to go through an X-ray scanner at Manchester Airport, claiming it could give him cancer. The eye specialist, who was flying to Switzerland on business, said: “X-rays are known to cause cancer and I think somebody will get cancer from this body scanner whether it’s me or someone else.”

Greece agrees to austerity measure to prevent debt default

29th Jun 2011 Tourism News

The Greek parliament has voted narrowly in favour of a package of austerity measures aimed at preventing the nation from defaulting on its debts. But these have become deeply unpopular with the Greek public, and violent clashes erupting in the streets of the Athens and a national 48-hour strike is under way.

Suicide bombers target Kabul Intercontinental hotel

Suicide bombers target Kabul Intercontinental hotel

29th Jun 2011 Hotel News

Nato helicopters were called in to kill three militants to end a five-hour clash at a top hotel in the Afghan capital, Kabul. The attack on the Kabul Intercontinental Hotel left two police officers, eight civilians and three other attackers dead.

Violence erupts in Syria

At least 10 people are said to have died in renewed protests across Syria against President Bashar al-Assad. Security forces fired tear gas and bullets after Friday prayers in the capital Damascus, but Syrian state TV blamed unidentified gunmen for some deaths. More than 1,300 people have been killed and thousands more detained since a crackdown on anti-government protests began in March.

French forensics begin identifying Air France flight 447 victims

French forensics begin identifying Air France flight 447 victims

17th Jun 2011 Airline News

A team of French forensic experts are beginning the task of identifying the decomposed remains of 104 victims of Air France flight 447, which crashed off the coast of Brazil two years ago. The bodies, many still strapped to their seats, were raised last month from the wreckage, which was lying three miles under the Atlantic.

Rats in cabin ground Qantas jet

Rats in cabin ground Qantas jet

3rd Jun 2011 Airline News

Adding to its recent spate of safety scares and impending strikes, Qantas has been confronted with a new problem – rats in the cabin. Staff discovered five baby rats in the cabin of a Boeing 767 jet shortly before customers were due to board.

Algarve on alert after tourist dies in street attack

Algarve on alert after tourist dies in street attack

31st May 2011 Tourism News

Tourists in Portugal’s Algarve have been warned to be on their guard after the death of a British man who was badly beaten in a street attack in the popular resort of Albufeira.The 50-year-old tourist died in hospital last week, and police have now linked the incident to at least two further attacks, including one fatality, by the same gang.

Ash cloud update: German airspace reopens

Ash cloud update: German airspace reopens

25th May 2011 Airline News

Air traffic over northern Germany is returning to normal after being disrupted by volcanic ash from Iceland. Planes have resumed taking off from and landing at Berlin’s airport, Hamburg and Bremen after being closed this morning, which resulted in the cancellation of about 700 flights.